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The Roundtable Blog: A coin, currency, and numismatic collectible blog from your trusted source: The Coin Vault

The Coin Vault Meet the Crew Series: Missy P.

Published: 06/05/2019
The Coin Vault Meet the Crew Series: Missy P.

Glue (gloo). Verb (used with object): to fix or attach firmly with or as if with glue; make adhere closely. Example: to glue a model ship together.

We are not a model ship, but it is a fair comparison. We break, we crack, we make mistakes. The glue that holds us together is the reason we are able to do what we do every night and have it look the way it does, sound the way it does, and continue every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday night at 7 pm EST. But why is this worth mentioning? To be short and simple about it, we are the pieces and Missy is the glue.

Purchasing, product fulfillment, and show involvement have been...read more

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The History of the West Point Mint

Published: 05/31/2019
The History of the West Point Mint

It seems as of late we have been mentioning a particular mintmark more than others. This mintmark has shown up on 2019 circulating quarters, special edition pennies, and of course on the most recent of United States Mint’s releases, the Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. We can only assume you have already figured it out based on that particular information but in case you have not, ‘W’ mintmarks are making a splash in the numismatic hobby. But honestly, West Point Mint has been the whole time.

Today’s coin climate has brought extra attention to this branch of the United States Mint based on recent releases, but if we are being honest, West Point has never not had a huge role in coin production in the last 50 plus ...read more

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100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1999 S Proof Silver Delaware Quarter

Published: 05/24/2019
100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1999 S Proof Silver Delaware Quarter

Commemoratives. National Park quarters. Native American dollar. American Silver Eagle. What do all these familiar coins have in common? They are modern coins and they are some of the best selling in the business. Whether you subscribe to the appeal that is modern United States coinage or not, one has to not only recognize the creativity and craftsmanship of a coin’s design, but also the background and story that goes into it. That is what modern coins are: stories.

Nothing tells these stories better than Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins publication that features a comprised list of coins brought to us by the authors’ numismatic experience and knowledge. The list was also influenced by some of...read more

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The Coin Vault Asks: What's Your Favorite Coin?

Published: 05/22/2019
The Coin Vault Asks: What's Your Favorite Coin?

This year marks The Coin Vault’s 31st Anniversary. Our parent company, SilverTowne, is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year as well. With over 100 years of experience in numismatics spanning three generations in the same family, it is safe to say that we have knowledge on tap here and we are not likely to run out any time soon.

With that being said, our numismatic prowess can stand up to anyone which also means we have seen a number of coins over the years. So, with all that in our back pocket, there has to have been a favorite work it’s way to the front for some of us. Right?

This new “ask” series will get the low down of some of the most cherished coins to...read more

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The Burnished Silver American Eagle

Published: 05/20/2019
The Burnished Silver American Eagle

Near the end of this month, May 29th to be exact, the United States Mint is slated to release the 2019 One Ounce Uncirculated (Burnished as we know it) American Silver Eagle. While we have offered it for many years and most likely the explanation of what exactly a burnished silver Eagle is has been a repetitive event on the show, the idea of refreshing one’s coin collecting knowledge can never be shied away from.

So what is a burnished American Silver Eagle?

Beginnings

The American Silver Eagle was first introduced to us, the coin collecting...read more

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100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1996 W Roosevelt Dime

Published: 05/15/2019
100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1996 W Roosevelt Dime

Modern coins. They are dynamic and diverse and represent the most inclusive of numismatic landscapes to date. Although this new era of coins does not appeal to some, the general coin hobby believes in its special qualities and the history that backs it up. The best representation of modern coinage is front in center in Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins publication. Assembled from the authors’ numismatic knowledge in addition to the consultation by some of the hobby’s most influential coin dealers, the list was comprised and has been updated in a number of editions that have followed.

This series is designed to breakdown the selections based on the revised and most recent version of the list that appears in the fourth edition written by Scott Schechter...read more

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